I hate to be that person who's first post is a problem that needs solving, but I guess often times that's the way it works. I apologize ahead of time, that being said GardenWebbers, I need some help.
Never had issues growing tomatoes before other than our short growing season until a couple weeks ago. I have searched the web and asked our local experts and have gotten mixed opinions, everything from it's just a funk to "you have to pull them all out and throw them in the dumpster."
Symptoms started with the Better Boys about 3 weeks ago. 3 of them have severely curled or twisted leaves and the plants themselves want to grow out, not up. I am sure the best thing to do for all the better boys at this point is to pull them, I have replacements ready.
My Early Girls were doing very well until about a week ago, when they also started to have the leaves curl and somewhat twist on a few, but not to the extent of the BBs (see pictures). The old growth on the plants are very healthy, the new growth on top seems to be all that's effected. All are still blooming, some of the fruit is even starting to turn.
No bugs that I can see, no spots, no patterns, no excessive fertilizer...
Environmentally in the last week, we have have much warmer temps, close to 100 in the day, 65 at night. To offset the hot temps, we have increased watering. Drip system 4 gallons an hour for about an hour each night. I completely realize this may be the culprit, but also understand that we have a lot of decomposed granite that does not hold water that well.
We have a short growing season to begin with, and we are square in the middle of it. If I have to replant now, we run the risk of not getting any tomato production this year. Of course if this is disease, I do not want it spreading to the rest of the garden.
For now I am going to cut the water to them and see what happens. Any other suggestions?? Herbicide?Disease?Mosaic?Water?